Some random things taken from my notes:
Short stories differ from novels in their tendency to show a character going through a change that is dictated by the events of the story in a close correlation that is not usually found in real life. In a novel, the change is more organic, and can emerge as a result of subtle relationships and causes that are more true to life. The novel thus has the space to make the change more realistic. Anthony Trollope novels are a good example. In a novel, people can change just because they're aging.
Facial expressions and physiological reactions in fiction are a limited vocabulary for showing a character's internal state, They tend to ask for exaggeration in order to be noticeable for the reader. Too much reliance on them may be due to laziness on the part of a writer. They tend to take some of the work off the scene itself, when the scene should be doing the heavy lifting of the story. You can use this vocabulary as a matter of emphasis in a scene or as a way of varying technique from scene to scene.
Worldbuilding comes through different ways of presenting description and is a way to evoke a complicated series of emotions. You can use fluctuations of diction in your worldbuilding to create a mood, and the way you sequence these fluctuations can crate emotion in a landscape.
Character-driven stories: sometimes characters under stress can't move forward. The character has to catch up on the story and then be ready to move, rather than moving it through imposing a plot from above.
40 more pages to work through on this draft, including supplying some missing scenes, Off to wrestle with that in a bit.